September 2020 Sunflower Patch

Headlines & Happenings at Sunflower Elementary

Arrival & Dismissal!

Parents and students have been RoCkiNg iT during drop off and pick up! Keep up the good work! We have a few reminders below that will help us keep the lines moving in both the morning and afternoon.
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WELCOME BACK TO SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY – LET’S STAY CONNECTED

The faculty and staff look forward to a positive and productive year at SUNFLOWER ELEMENTARY!



There are many ways to stay connected at Sunflower Elementary. This year, more than ever, it is important that you connect in all three ways if possible.


· Infinite Campus (Web Browser & App)

· Panther Alerts

· Facebook


Information on each of these communication tools can be found below.


The success of any educational institution depends on the support and cooperation between parents, teachers, and students. All of us must work together as a team to provide the best education program for our students. We look forward to working with you and your child this year.

INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) - Logging in from the Web Browser

Parents-Sign up for IC to receive emails & texts from your child’s teacher & school. NEW account? Trouble logging in? Email stacey_elkinton@usd368.org (put IC in subject line). If you signed up at CW, you will use the same account for Sunflower.

INFINITE CAMPUS (IC) App

There are 2 versions of the IC App available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play. They are Campus Parent and Campus Student. To use the Campus Student or Campus Parent apps, mobile devices must be on an Android version of 4.4 or later and iOS devices must be on a version of 9.0 or later.


Parents - Sign up for IC to receive emails & texts from your child’s teacher & school.


NEW account? Trouble logging in? Email stacey_elkinton@usd368.org (put IC in the subject line). If you signed up at Cottonwood, you will use the same account for Sunflower.


Students & parents have different login pages.

1. Click the INFINITE CAMPUS box above.

2. Choose Campus Parent or Student.

3. Enter Username & Password provided by your school.

4. Click LOG IN

PANTHER ALERTS

Anyone - Sign up for Panther Alerts. Click on the box above. These are generic texts for all patrons, but not student specific.

SUNFLOWER'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Anyone - Click on the above box and LIKE our Facebook page. You'll get up to date events, information, news, pictures and videos of what's going at Sunflower.

Giving the Basics

NEEDING HELP? Giving the Basics (www.givingthebasics.org) is a free program available to USD #368 students that provides the necessities of life, not covered by government assistance programs, that most people take for granted such as laundry soap, shampoo, deodorant and other personal care hygiene products.


Giving the Basics distributes products to more than 140 organizations and 350 schools, including USD 368, making the basics accessible to 250,000 people monthly.


We also have resources available to help families with school supplies, school clothes or food items. If you need assistance, please contact Lisa Wilson, Sunflower Social Worker.

lisa_wilson@usd368.org

913-294-8040

PICTURE DAY - September 11, 2020

Pro tips:

*Avoid shirts with large words or logos. Layered clothing, solid colors or patterns look best.

*Make sure you and your child both love the outfit! They will be more confident and relaxed for the photo.

Birthday Book Club

Celebrate your child’s birthday by donating a book to the Sunflower Library. Click on the above box for more information.

Get to Know Sunflower Elementary

We are glad to share in the educational experience of your children. We want you to know what we are all about at Sunflower Elementary. We have prepared a set of videos to help you get to know the programs and activities at Sunflower Elementary.

Click Here for information on Paola Community Events

Community event flyers will be posted on the district's webpage instead of going home in student backpacks. If you would like your event posted, please contact the district office @ 913-294-8000.